Gen Hyundai Santa Fe teased ahead of Geneva debut

James Marshall
January 25, 2018

Hyundai has confirmed that the new vehicle will features a "comprehensive package" of active safety features under the Smart Sense technology umbrella. So it's time for the fourth generation Santa Fe.

Hyundai has released the first image of its upcoming seven-seat Santa Fe SUV. The signature Cascading-grille will continue to be the imposing feature of the fascia.

Stay tuned for more information about the new Hyundai Santa Fe. It's not immediately clear how the new Santa Fe differs from GM's RSR, but "Monitor" suggests the system may employ some sort of more sophisticated cabin sensor to detect occupants. The teaser image shows a side profile that's dominated by bold lines, giving a swept-back look that's right on-trend for the market.

More importantly, Hyundai promises that the new Santa Fe will come with something called Rear Occupant Alert system. The new auto appears to feature slim DRLs at the front, perhaps a hint that we can expect it to feature some Kona-like headlights.

Today's third-generation Santa Fe is already available with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision warning, but the new model will go a step further by adding automatic braking, a feature that should be useful for helping avoid parking-lot accidents and backover injuries.

Drivetrains are to be confirmed, but it's likely to feature an updated version of the outgoing car's 2.2-litre diesel - now the only engine available.

There are no powertrain details revealed yet, however, the current range of petrol and diesel engines are expected to be carried forward.

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